Theatre workshops help Egyptian women fish retailers lobby for their rights

Women fish retailers in Egypt are often forced to pay unofficial fees for their roadside market stalls. Exposure to the elements affects the women’s health and causes their produce to spoil, limiting their income. An interactive theatre project has helped boost the confidence and ability of these women to lobby their local government for retail licenses to protect their safety and rights as workers.

The project is part of the Improving Employment and Income through Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.